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The Afghanistan Papers

For nearly two decades of fighting in Afghanistan, U.S. leaders have sounded a constant refrain: We are making progress. They were not, and they knew it. The Post has obtained records from more than 400 government interviews that reveal the doubts of those who were directly involved in the war.

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    The Afghanistan Papers
      Confidential documents reveal U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan

      Confidential documents reveal U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan

      The Afghanistan Papers A secret history of the war At war with the truth U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it, an exclusive Post investigation found. Konar province, 2010 (Moises Saman/Magnum Photos) The Pentagon, 2003 (David Hume Kennerly/Getty …

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      By Craig Whitlock, Julie Vitkovskaya and Nick Kirkpatrick Immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the rationale for invading Afghanistan was clear — wipe out al-Qaeda and overthrow the Taliban government. Even though none of the hijackers or planners were Afghans, the Bush administration …

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